Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Morning

Fall Morning
11" x 14"  Oil
$295.00 + $10. s/h

The colors in Colorado in September can be amazing; they almost speak for themselves.  For this one, I wanted to pay close attention to the values as the colors were already there.

I did this quick value study prior to the painting.  I made a few changes in the composition and drawing, ie:  less sky, changed the shape of the small tree on the left, but stuck pretty much to the values.


Susan Roux said...

Your colors are very striking. I really like the blues in your hills.

AutumnLeaves said...

I completely agree with Susan. Stunning!

Virginia Floyd said...

Beautiful! Love the deep greens of the trees against the beautiful hills. Lots of lovely colors here.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Just gorgeous, Pam!! Your colors are fabulous!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Susan. Our mountains are that blue!

Sherry, Thank you!

Thanks so much Virginia. The color is just out there waiting for me!

Carrie, Thanks so much! I'm so enjoying our fall colors!

Celeste Bergin said...

nice job---I can feel the crisp air

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, great colors, and strong values! You succeeded! Beautiful painting!

mary maxam said...

Very nice layering of interesting color and shape Pam. Good idea to show the value sketch...I might have to steal that idea! :)

Amy Hillenbrand said...

Well your value study paid off, it is a striking painting.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Celeste. It is crisp here in the mountains in the evenings and early mornings.

Nancy, Thank you so much.

Thank you Mary. I call it sharing vs stealing!

Amy, thank you always for your continual support!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

this is wonderful and reminds me of my recent foray into value studies.